How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a power outlet in Bhutan

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet with type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger, charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type G power charger and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type D USB adapter

Bhutanese power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Bhutan. This guide was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when you're in Bhutan.When you're visiting Bhutan these useful instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by using the standard G, C, D, F or M type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Bhutan from another region check your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Bhutanese power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle is recognised by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes you are using version 7.5.1 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update which ensures you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Bhutan

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Bhutan?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Bhutan by using a power convertor.

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What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Bhutan?

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Bhutan is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Bhutanese use five different standards of power outlets (G, C, D, F and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Bhutan

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Bhutan using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Bhutan. [15]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Bhutan?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B cable and a Type G USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 rectangular holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB Micro cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. On the side of the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD7 inch situated next to the HDMI connector you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD7 Second Generation display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The takes roughly under 5 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the Second Generation Kindle Fire battery life is roughly 7 to 10 hours. For more information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet with type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. On the side of your tablet found next to the HDMI output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation screen will display a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes around 5 hours to completely recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation lasts 7 - 10 hours depending on use. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet using Type B USB connector with a Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 circular holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port on the side of your tablet located to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on your Fire should last approximately 7 to 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet

Using Type B USB cable with a Type F USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the Bhutanese power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the Bhutanese power outlet. The recessed round wall supply, also known as the Type F power outlet [11] or Schuko outlet, can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go and two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of the 7" Kindle situated next to the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Fire display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Kindle tablet battery life lasts approximately 7 to 10 hours. For more information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type M USB adapter to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [14] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type M USB power adapter in the Bhutanese power outlet. The power supply (technically known as a Type M power outlet [13]) can be identified by the three large circular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB micro Type B cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. On the side of the Kindle tablet situated next to the HDMI jack you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life is roughly 7 to 10 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Bhutan Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, around C$15.
  6. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices, C$10-C$15.
  7. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costing under C$20.
  9. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  10. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, C$15-C$20.
  11. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  12. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, under C$20.
  13. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  14. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, estimated cost under C$20.
  15. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.